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Tents take a ferry to an island fundraiser

Project Briefs | June 1, 2009 | By:

Eventstar Productions and the island fundraiser.

The Boys and Girl’s Club of Broward County, Fla., knows how to host a fundraiser. The 2008 event—the seventh consecutive year Eventstar Productions has been contracted for the event—took place on ritzy, glitzy Fisher Island, a destination reachable only via ferry.

“We loaded everything onto a ferry out of the port of Miami,” says Alain Perez, president and CEO of Eventstar Productions. “Consequently we had to coordinate our load-in according to the ferry’s schedule. And they only transport commercial equipment during regular business hours.”

The client requested a climatized structure that was large enough to house 650 guests in the silent auction area and 650 guests in the dinner area. The client also wanted both areas to be easily distinguishable from one another, which Eventstar accomplished through designing different-shaped tented areas for the guests.

The company custom manufactured a 27-meter profile bell-end that housed the silent auction area with an interior gable wall to divide it from the dinner area. This interior wall was created to be easily removable to accommodate the second day’s events.

The client felt the grand island venue required a grand entrance, so Eventstar designed a 15-meter octagonal structure, which complemented the rounded bell end of the main structure. A third structure was utilized to cover the restrooms to protect guest from inclement weather.

Each year Eventstar has worked on the event, the company has changed the layout to make it unique and appealing to the patrons, which keeps them coming back for more—Eventstar is currently designing the concept and layout for the 2009 event.

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